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It was a night of glitz, glamour, gourmet food, great entertainment—and plenty of giving.
On Saturday 13 February, the annual Mater Little Miracles Ball raised a record $180 000 for seriously ill and premature babies cared for at Mater.
More than 800 people packed the Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for the gala night, themed “From Giving, Miracles Grow”.
Guests enjoyed a spectacular evening of entertainment, exciting auctions, prize raffles and special appearances.
Holidays, artworks and rare sporting and musical memorabilia were just some of items on offer—and one lucky guest even went home with a new Holden Barina!
Hosted by long-time Mater Little Miracles supporters, Andrew Lofthouse and Melissa Downes from Channel Nine News, the main performance of the evening was Brisbane’s own Kate Miller-Heidke who certainly didn’t disappoint.
The internationally-acclaimed songstress wowed the crowd with her unique brand of mesmerising music and set the tone for a fantastic night ahead.
Also on-stage were special guests, Kingi and Caro (pictured) from the hit TV series The Block, who chatted about their reality renovation experience and helped auction some items live on stage, including a replica of Orange Growler, a famous piece in the dining room of their The Block apartment.
Mater Foundation recently purchased Caro and Kingi’s three-bedroom luxury apartment in central Melbourne as a Mater Prize Home, so it was wonderful to have the star couple as guests at this year’s ball. To see the latest Mater Prize Home, click here.
A huge thank you goes to all our supporters and guests on the night.
Not only was it a magical evening but, more importantly, you helped raise a record amount—funds which will help premature and seriously ill babies cared for at Mater Mothers' Hospital’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit.
With your support, the 2016 Mater Little Miracles Ball certainly made little miracles happen.